Johnson began training camp on the active/non-football injury list with an Achilles injury. Johnson suffered the injury last season when he was with the Patriots but did not undergo surgery until this offseason. The cornerback can be removed from the list at any point and rejoin the team on the field. There will be plenty of reps for young Panthers' defensive backs to begin camp with Johnson and fellow corner Bene Benwikere (ankle) both on the sidelines.
The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen. Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list.
The Buccaneers re-signed nickel back Leonard Johnson, a restricted free agent, to a one-year deal, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He had 45 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception while playing every game last season.
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson highlighted the fine defensive effort Sunday in Detroit with a 48-yard pick-six in the second quarter, but that was far from the extent of his contribution. Johnson tied for second on his team with seven tackles and added two passes defensed in the upset victory.
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson had an excellent game Week 1 during a loss at the Jets. Johnson led the way for the Bucs with nine total tackles. With eight of Johnson's tackles coming of the solo variety, he included a pass defended in his effort. Johnson and the Bucs take on the Saints at home Week 2.
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|5||10/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6|
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